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Matthew

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I am currently a fourth year medical student at the University of New England and will be starting my Emergency Medicine residency later this summer.
I spent several years in the military after college and afterwords attended the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Natural Sciences with a minor in Chemistry.

I have tutored throughout college and medical school and love the opportunity to teach someone something new and find a way for them to grasp the concepts intended. I have never been someone who learns from sitting through a lecture and just listening to an instructor talk. It took me years, but I finally found a way that I learn best, which usually includes making outlines and organizing the material in a manner/pattern that I am able to easily recall it. I have also found that using drawings and repetition has been extremely useful for my learning. Thus, I have tried to incorporate identifying students' specific learning style in the first few sessions so I am then able to customize our time together. I give my all to the students I tutor and will do whatever I can do to aid in the learning process.

Matthew’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelors, Chemistry and Natural Sciences

Graduate Degree: University of New England - Current Grad Student, Medicine

Test Scores

MCAT Biological Sciences: 11

MCAT Physical Sciences: 11

Hobbies

Skiing, Hiking, Kayaking, Soccer, Hockey, Traveling, Wilderness Medicine

Tutoring Subjects

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Biology

Biology

Graduate Test Prep

High School Biology

High School Physics

MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

Medicine

Microbiology

Middle School Science

Pathophysiology

Pharmacology

Physics

Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

There are a multitude of ways that people learn. For myself as a tutor, it is important that I identify their learning style and use it during our tutoring sessions so the student gets the most out of our time together as possible.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

During my first session, I usually like to try to ask questions that will facilitate my understanding of how that student learns. From there, I like to hear what the students would like/expect from me so that we can make sure our tutoring sessions are well-planned, well-prepared, and high-yield.